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By: Joan Rector McGlockton  Date: 9/21/12
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Got questions about arsenic in our food supply? According to the FDA, there is no reason to change your diet. Continue to enjoy a balanced diet rich in a variety of grains. It’s good for nutrition. Arsenic is one of many naturally occurring elements in the air, water, rocks and soil.  This means...
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By: Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FADA  Date: 9/19/12 By now you've probably heard again about another report discussing arsenic in our food supply.  Enough is enough.  We know arsenic is present at low levels in a number of nutritious plant based foods. Fact is, arsenic occurs naturally in the...
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By: Jonathan Saltman, IFIC Intern, Cornell University Graduate Student  Date: 9/18/12 Balancing what we eat with physical activity is a well-known way to manage weight and get results. With the Olympics recently complete, I am sure fitness and the physical look of an Olympic athlete is probably...
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By: Mary Lee Chin MS, RD   Date: 9/14/12 That food choices are based on closely held and treasured personal and philosophical beliefs was amply shown by the reaction to the Stanford study on the nutrient value of organic and conventionally produced foods. The study stirred up swift, vehement and...
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  Produced in cooperation with the Diabetes Care and Education Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Download the PDF of the full brochure.    Cutting back on calories or carbohydrates (carbs), but like foods and beverages that taste sweet? Try low-calorie sweeteners!...
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By: Ann Burkholder   Date: 9/12/12 Note: Food safety is a shared responsibility across the food supply. This Food Safety Education Month, the IFIC Foundation is featuring guest blog posts from the various entities that work to keep our food supply safe-Consumers, Farmers/Producers, Retailers/Food...
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  By: Dayle Hayes    Date: 9/10/12   There's been lots of talk recently about how The School Day Just Got Healthier with USDA's Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs that went into effect on July 1, 2012. Media stories abound with a generally positive tone...
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(Washington, D.C.) — A new consumer resource, What’s in Our Food: Understanding Common Food Ingredients, takes the mystery out of common food ingredients by describing how and why they are used and the U.S. government’s process for determining if they are safe to eat and accurately labeled. The...
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By: Melissa Ciampo, University of Maryland Dietetic Intern   Date: 9/6/12

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